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Senegalese singer quits Oxfam role over sex scandal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Senegalese singer Baaba Maal is quitting his role as global ambassador for Oxfam over the British charity’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations concerning its staff, the BBC reported. “What has happened on a human level is disgusting and heart-breaking,” he told BBC Newsnight late …

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ZARI: Bye Diamond!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  South African based Ugandan socialite Zari Hassan “The Boss Lady”, posted a black rose on social media on Valentine’s Day Wednesday, with the message “sadly I have decided to end my relationship” with hubby Naseeb Abdul Juma “Diamond Platnumz”. Here’s the post: Understand that this …

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Remembering Hugh Masekela

The horn player with a shrewd ear for music of the day Johannesburg, South Africa | GWEN ANSELL | Trumpeter, flugelhorn-player, singer, composer and activist Hugh Ramapolo Masekela has passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer. When he cancelled his appearance last year at the Johannesburg Joy of Jazz …

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Talks still on for Weinstein Company deal: source

New York, United States | AFP | Talks were still on Monday between a group of investors and the troubled Weinstein Company, despite New York prosecutors throwing a spanner in the works by filing a lawsuit against the movie studio, source said Monday. The deal, led by former Obama administration official …

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Troy remanded to Kigo Prison in Mowzey Radio murder case

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Godfrey ‘Troy’ Wamala was Wednesday arraigned before Entebbe Magistrates Court and remanded to Kigo Prison on Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio murder charges. Troy is a businessman and a resident of Kyengera LC1, Nsangi Town council in Wakiso district, the same place where security operatives …

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Police arrests key suspect in Mowzey Radio case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Reports just in indicate Uganda Police has arrested a person key in resolving the circumstance under which Ugandan musician Moses Ssekibogo aka Mowzey Radio of the Goodlyfe Crew was assaulted after an altercation at Entebbe’s De Bar on January 22, 2018. “Katwe Police have arrested the …

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UK police probing Weinstein assault claims by 9 women: media

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British police are now investigating sexual assault allegations brought by nine women against US film mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to media reports Saturday. Scotland Yard confirmed that its “Operation Kaguyak” was investigating 14 separate claims brought by nine women, but it doesn’t identify suspects unless …

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